Spotlight: “The Killers” by Dasha Zibrova


My own cat Moorka, with whom I have long and fruitful but complicated relationship, inspired this comic strip. I should admit I am also guilty of having a little cemetery for her kills. However, this story is a fiction, as I’m not my cat’s partner in crime!


Dasha Ziborova is a graphic novelist, picture book illustrator, and a muralist. She was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and came to New York in 1991. Since then Dasha has illustrated five children’s picture books including the award-winning Crispin the Terrible published by Callaway Editions, and In English, of Course and The Numbers Dance by Gingerbread House. She is currently working on developing short graphic stories about New York City and its inhabitants. Besides writing and illustrating books, Dasha has also designed and painted a series of large-scale murals for The Peninsula Hotel’s New York and Chicago locations, the Plaza Hotel in New York, designs for reliefs for the Waldorf Astoria in New York, and designs for over thirty murals for Atlantic Center in Brooklyn. More from this author →